Sport Heroes Art Collection

A select group of athletes have changed the face of sport in Canada forever. Olympic medallists, world champions, fierce competitors — they have competed for our country, they have won with pride and lost with dignity. Through their efforts they have proven that sport can capture the imaginations of an entire country — and often the entire world. They deserve to be remembered. This growing series of portraits commissioned by the Canadian Sport Centre Calgary and made possible by ARC Energy Trust will ensure a lasting tribute to our sport heroes.

Canadian Sport Heroes featured to date:

Alex Baumann Gaetan Boucher Kurt Browning Cassie Campbell
Catriona Le May
Greg Joy Diane Jones
Silken Laumann
Nancy Greene
Beckie Scott Michael Smith Willie de Wit

Sport Legacy Collection

The Sport Legacy Collection has been commissioned by the Canadian Sport Centre Calgary as a visual tribute to Olympic Sport and to honour the athletes that take part in the Games.

Canada’s Game On the Edge The Olympian
Winter Grace

Whistler Pursuit

Free Skate

About the Artist

Gordon Milne was born in Hamilton, Ontario and studied art at McMaster University. After graduating he worked as a printmaker and mixed-media artist and successfully exhibited his work in several Calgary and Vancouver galleries. In the early ’90’s Milne switched to painting, focusing on portraiture. In addition to his active involvement in the Sport Heroes Collection, Milne is working on a series of commissioned private portraits as well as portraits of select dancers with the Alberta Ballet. A painter and colourist, Milne’s paintings have been described as an intricate arrangement of shapes and colors which subtly invite the viewer to identify the subject’s personality based on optical cues. These monumental portraits are Milne’s biggest accomplishment and his trademark today.


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